Faculty

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Maral Boyadjian
Pre-School Director.
Teaches English, Math.
Grade(s) 1st
Degrees/Credentials Holding: M.A. in Education; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Years of Experience in the field: 14 years
Years at SMACS: 14 years

I am a proud Alumni of Sahag-Mesrob School.  It has been my childhood dream to become a teacher.  My favorite verse is, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Mary Tascian-Williams
Principal.
Teaches English
Grade(s) 7,8

Mrs. Tascian-Williams  holds a Master’s degree in Education from Pepperdine University, two Bachelor degrees; one in Journalism and one in Political Science from Cal State Northridge. She attended the Educational Doctorate Program at Pepperdine and completed All-but-Dissertation (ABD) in Education and Organizational Leadership. 

Mrs. Tascian-Williams personal mantra is, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi.

Her educational philosophy; “All children are capable learners and are God’s gift to humanity. The secret to education, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, lies in respecting the students”.

 


Arda Ipekian
Administrative Assistant.
Degrees/Credentials Holding:  AA/Secretarial Courses
Years of Experience in the field: 30 years
Number of years at SMACS: 30 years

Mary Marachlian
Secretary/Librarian.
Degrees/Credentials Holding: B.A. in Social Science
Years of Experience in the field: 36 years
Number of years at SMACS: 21 years

Rita Atme
Bookkeeper.
Degrees/Credentials Holding: High School
Years of Experience in the field: 11
Number of years at SMACS: 6

Maria A. Yaralian
teacher.

Lucy Abadjian
Bible Teacher.
Teaches Bible
Grade(s) 2nd-5th
Degrees/Credentials Holding:  AA, 2 years of College
Years of Experience in the field: 22 years
Number of years at SMACS: 22 years

I love reading books.  I’ve been married for 32 years to a great man of God, Sako.  We have two lovely daughters, Tamar, who is married, and Lori who goes to school and works.  I thank God that I have the privilege to teach Bible, God’s Holy Word

Sona Badalian
Teacher.
Teaches Armenian Language & History
Grade(s) 3rd - 5th
Degrees/Credentials Holding: Mekhitarian Armenology
Years of Experience in the field: 41 years
Number of years at SMACS: 15 years

Suzy Baghdoyan
Teacher.
Teaches Armenian Language
Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd
Degrees/Credentials Holding: AA
Years of Experience in the field: 31 years
Number of years at SMACS: 22 years

Dalita Djerdjerian
Pre-School Teacher.
Teaches Armenian & English
Grade(s) 3 year olds
Degrees/Credentials Holding: Early Childhood Education/Child Development
Years of Experience in the field:  9 years
Number of years at SMACS: 9 years

My philosophy is when the child has the best playful pre-school years, they will develop their self esteem, social and cognitive skills, and will have a better future.

Raffi Ghazarian
Teacher, Math Department Chair.
Teaches Math
Grade(s) 5th - 8th
Degrees/Credentials Holding: B.A. in Liberal Studies
Years of Experience in the field: 23 years
Number of years at SMACS:  7 years

Diana Kahkedjian
K4 Teacher.
Grade(s) Pre-School K4

Degrees/Credentials Holding: B.A. in Psychology, Child Development Teacher Permit 

Years of experience in this field: 3 years

Number of years at SMACS: 3 years

"Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it" - Proverbs 22:6


Ani Kakoussian
Teacher.

Narineh Karamanoukian
Teacher.

Lara Kozakjian
Pre-School Teacher.
Grade(s) 2 Year Olds
Degrees/Credentials Holding: Early Childhood Education
Years of Experience in the field: 12 years
Number of years at SMACS: 12 years

Lucy Krjalian
Teacher's Assistant.
Grade(s) Pre-School K2

Degrees/Credentials Holding:  Early Childhood Education Certificate

Years of Experience in this field: 2 years

Number of Years at SMACS:  2 years


Tsogik Melkonyan
Teacher.

Maral Ohanian
Teacher.
Teaches English and Social Studies
Grade(s) 4th & 5th

Vache Sevajian
Teacher.

Artashes Sinanyan
Teacher, Music Department Director, Komitas Music School Director.
Teaches Music, Band, Choir, Hand bells
Grade(s) 1st - 8th
Degrees/Credentials Holding: M.A. in Music
Years of Experience in the field: 22 years
Number of years at SMACS: 22 years

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